YHA Patterdale (Youth Hostels Association)

Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom








Due to the coronavirus pandemic our hostels are unavailable for bookings until 17th July 2020. If you are able to donate to support YHA’s charitable work at this difficult time, we’d be very grateful. Support YHA

We are offering our hostels to the NHS, homeless organisations and public sector services. For support please email [email protected]

Please note: All prices are based on hiring the whole place per night.

Built in the 70s, YHA Patterdale is lively, retro and full of character. This Scandinavian style rural retreat is ideal for families and activity breaks exploring the surrounding ridges and fells. If you’re feeling energetic the Helvellyn range is fantastic for climbing and hiking holidays.

For something more gentle, take a cruise on the Ullswater steamer or hire a boat. We have spacious bedrooms, a great open plan living area and a central patio area with benches, with 3 acres of land to explore. Please bring: Towels and Torches


 85 beds in over 14 bedrooms, arranged in 4×2 beds 1×1 beds, 7×8 beds and 2×10 beds. All bedding is provided.

Dining room/lounge:

The open plan living and dining area is situated upstairs, with enough space to seat all 85 people. The lounge has a television with a built in DVD player. With great views over the fells while you eat your breakfast!


The self-catering kitchen contains 2 domestic-sized electric cookers, and 3 gas hobs with 4 rings, a domestic free standing electric cooker, 2 x microwaves and 1 x small fridge and 1 x fridge freezer. There is a range of kitchen utensils, crockery and cutlery. Tea towels, kitchen roll and paper hand towels are provided.

Washing facilities:

There are 5 washrooms in the hostel. Each bathroom has 1 or more showers, toilets and washbasins. Please bring you own towels.


There is central heating throughout with a real fire in the lounge. There’s a £10 charge if logs are required.


Please make sure all general waste is tied in a black refuse sack. Separate your recycling, and place into appropriate bins.

Car parking:

We have a car park large enough for approximately 20 cars.


By car:The hostel is 400m south of Patterdale village on the A592 Ullswater to Windermere road.

Public Transport:The nearest coach stop is in Grasmere, 4.79 miles away.

Discounts on your stay
Why not take out YHA membership today to save £30 on your Exclusive Hire booking? Not only will you get a discount on bookings with YHA Exclusive Hire, but you’ll also get exclusive discounts every time you stay with YHA, high street shopping discounts, email newsletters and much, much more!

To get your £30 off discount code, simply log in to YHA.org.uk and go to the Member Benefits tab.

YHA Patterdale welcomes dogs! Add a dog to your booking at check out and bring your four legged friend along with you.

At YHA Patterdale we strive to cater for everybody. Unfortunately none of our bedrooms or bathrooms meets modern standards of accessibility.
We have:
Two steps into ground floor
Communal facilities on the 1st floor
Ground floor bedrooms
For more information please download the full access statement here.



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Penrith, Cumbria, United Kingdom
54.5326503 -2.9304659

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